Gabriel Moreno hit the golden hit for the Arizona Dbacks to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Saturday after 13 innings and four and a half hours of play.
After completing the nine innings tied 3-3, the Cubs and Dbacks scored one run each, both in the tenth and eleventh, and both also went scoreless in the 12th inning.
In the next inning, once again the Cubs scored one to go up 6-5 and again the Dbacks responded, but this time definitively. Emmanuel Rivera tied it with a single to the shortstop and Venezuelan Gabriel Moreno sentenced it with a line drive to right field.
Evan Longoria, who had started at second, slid headlong and managed to secure the victory. He won Joe Mantiply (2-2) and lost Wesneski (2-5).
The Diamondbacks (78-72) closed within half a game of the Cubs (78-71) in the bid for the second wild card berth to the playoffs in the National League. They are now tied with Cincinnati in the fight for the third and final spot.
Chicago suffered its fourth straight loss and fell XNUMX XNUMX/XNUMX games behind Milwaukee in the battle for the National League Central Division.